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Golden History Center

Address: 923 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303-278-3557
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Ranked #11 of 25 Attractions in Golden
Type: Museums
Owner description: Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest...
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. Explore the colorful past of this unique community at the Golden History Center. Begin your Golden adventure by exploring our dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing collections. Get up close with the gruesome tools from one of the city’s first dentists, marvel at the beauty of the Coors porcelain collection, and listen to music played on one of the finest instrument collections on the Front Range.

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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you want to experience some of Golden's History, this is the place to visit along with the Astor House & Clear Creek History Park. Basically you tour the places on your own. The Astor House would be better if they had a tour to explain their displays. The History Park needs more signage about the buildings.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Enjoyed my visit although it's not big. Particularly liked the Coors advertisement signs and all the Coors memorabilia. The old pianos were interesting too. Gift shop could be better, not terribly inspiring.

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Westerville, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a small but nice history center. Well worth the $3 admission charge. There are several video documentarys airing the center - including one of the the development of the alumimun beer can by Coors. Allow 30-60 minutes to see the exhibits.

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Lancashire
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A 30 minute drive from Downtown Denver - the historic capital of Colorado & has to be on everyone's bucket list. It may be small but it is beautiful - calm & relaxing. Visit on the day of the farmers market which just adds to the outdoor experience.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good introduction to life in Golden before and now. Nice staff and interesting artifacts related to innovation in the Golden area

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just $3 to go in, it was a bargain. Very carefully thought out museum with some lovely exhibits. Very friendly lady at reception who explained everything and kept the gift shop open a little longer for me in case I wanted to buy anything. Will take about an hour to go round, very well maintained and a delight to pop... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It doesn't take much time or money to see this at your own pace and you get a souvenir included in the price that you get to watch be made. It was interesting to learn all the things that were invented in Golden. Good spot to stop by if you are new to Golden or thinking of moving there –... More 

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western colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We made a point of coming here to see an orange velvet piano (really!) and were pleasantly surprised by the rest of the place. It is a well thought out small museum with excellent displays. Highly recommend.

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My kids and I just visited the newly opened exhibits at the golden history center and had a ball!  The kids each got to engrave their own medallion for free using "made in golden" technology.  The exhibits are diverse and richly rooted in real stories about real people from right here in golden.  From famous pioneers of Colorado innovation to... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you visit the Golden History Center on 10th Street in the next few months, you will be delighted to see the Made in Golden exhibit. Coors pioneered the tin can and the story behind its development is fun even if you're not an engineer. The Pierce family has donated a steam powered press machine and you can imprint your... More 

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